What others have said about Willis Carto
Will Write For American Free Press1/16/2002 6:49:25 PM Bill White
Washington, DC — I met Willis Carto today. Nice guy, a little wacky, but mostly pretty intelligent and pleasant. Definitely has a Hitler thing, but I can overlook that. Talked to him for just over two hours, and we reached a deal where I will begin writing 750-word pieces for his latest publication, The American Free Press (http://www.americanfreepress.net).
It was actually a bit of a funny scene today — when I first showed up at the door they wouldn't answer it because they thought anyone as well dressed as I who wanted to talk to them must be a process server. Eventually I did get in though.
It was also a bit surreal. I have never been in a room where some guy comes and goes “Hey Willis: I just got off the phone with David Duke and he says hi from Germany."…
There may be some who wonder if my acceptance of this deal represents a great ideological change, but it doesn't. I will be choosing by own topics for writing, and the bottom line is that he offered me pretty good money to write 'em, given how short they are….
The conversation with Carto was interesting. I won't go into too much personal detail, but I learned all sorts of neat things like the Institute for Historical Review — the nation’s largest Holocaust denial/debunkal whatever you want to call it organization — is now owned by the Church of Scientology. At one point, Carto whipped this cover off of this huge stack of paper — like as tall and as thick as a filing cabinet, stacked on the floor, and went “That’s my file on the Scientologists. They are evil people.”
As another funny aside, I mentioned I had read a lot about him in the SPLC’s Intelligence Report, and his only answer was “what’s that?". Hehe….
P.S. Bill White has written us to add:
Willis Carto did tell me that he has no official relationship with the American Free Press, and is only in their offices as an unpaid consultant and a resource.
But of course he did. He used to say the same thing about his relationship with LSF/IHR — until we found out that he had diverted in excess of $7.5 million dollars from the corporation for his own purposes. If I were at American Free Press, I'd be worried about what “volunteer” Carto was doing with the money, to say the least.